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Info Session: Mexico - Community Development: Food, Culture and Art as Alternatives to Migration
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 4:00pm to Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 4:50pm
Info Session: Mexico - Community Development: Food, Culture and Art as Alternatives to Migration

Date: Wednesday, October 16
Time: 4:00 - 4:50
Location: KMC 605

*Students can also join this session remotely. For more info please contact hfis2@pdx.edu

  • 2 weeks spent in historic Oaxaca
  • 4 credits in Urban Studies and Planning

Oaxaca is a vibrant, energetic, and rich tapestry of urban and rural living in the southern part of Mexico. Oaxaca’s culture is bountiful: 16 indigenous languages, a wide range of arts and crafts, traditional food dishes with international fame, and a unique political system known as “usos y costumbres” (customs and traditions). Oaxaca offers a perfect canvas from which to look at community development and consider if programs, organizations, and businesses are playing a role in keeping residents in their rural settings rather than migrating north to the United States.

Students will visit 8-10 communities in the two-week trip, each with its own culture, art and food specialties, and landscape. Mornings to early afternoon will find us visiting a community, talking and working with an organization, and experiencing and observing community development programs. Afternoons will be spent engaging and conversing with the student’s homestay family enjoying a homemade Oaxacan meal, followed by Spanish language and culture classes.
 

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